Our Treatment Philosophy

It is our belief that as people become more aware and accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding a sense of peace and contentment in their lives.  Therapists at Ellis Evaluation & Consulting services take pride in helping clients heal from their pain, find joy, and enrich their relationships.

We provide therapy for adults challenged by issues related to anger, communication difficulties, anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship difficulties. We will provide guidance and support as you work to develop effective coping strategies, increase problem solving abilities, heighten feelings of hope, and develop skills to live your best life.

Session Format

Individual therapy sessions generally last 45 minutes. It is possible, however, to schedule longer sessions.  We conduct a thorough assessment during the first two sessions to assist with determining an effective, problem-centered plan to address the issue(s) bringing you to treatment.  The assessment will include obtaining a thorough understanding of your concerns, personal and family history, medical history, and your goals for treatment.

Our Approach to Treatment

We tailor therapeutic interactions to meet your individual needs.  Our primary treatment approach includes a cognitive-behavioral orientation.  Techniques such as psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, exposure and response prevention are frequently incorporated.  We additionally engage clients in active problem-solving as this helps to facilitate a deeper understanding of the development and maintenance of the distress being experienced.  We also incorporate  insight oriented strategies. These strategies are frequently utilized to facilitate healing, help you formulate meaning, and promote long-term well-being.

Risks and Benefits

Psychotherapy has risks and benefits. Risks sometimes include experiencing uncomfortable feelings, such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness.  On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress.